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. president obama set to meet with his top team today to figure out what the u.s. should do when it comes to the crisis in syria. as two navy destroyers remain in the region in case they're needed. is the u.s. preparing a strike? >>> and no baby, a giant panda is a proud new mom today giving birth to her third cub. the eyes of the world watching their every move. we'll go live to the zoo to see how everyone's doing. today's saturday, august 24th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and erica hill. live from rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone, welcome to "today" on a saturday morning, i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. tom, of course, with us because jenna is on maternity leave and is now officially a mom. >> she tweeted out about half an hour ago. said, survived first night home with harper, but just barely. she's got pipes. >> as a parent, jenna, i can tell you the crying will stop after about a week. trust me on that. everything will be fine. >> right? and it's not fair how the babies sleep for the first few days and you think piece of cake
obama has said that syria's government would cross a red line if it uses chemical weapons against its own people. we're monitoring the white house for any response. >> police outside atlanta say they cannot explain a motive for a near tragedy there. a gunman fired at officers yesterday from inside an elementary school. no one hurt. the suspect surrendered after a plea from a school employee. outside the academy, mark good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, gayle. this is a shaken community. its school year barely one week under way and this happens. police say there are no known connections between the gunman and the school. but he did seem to have a plan to kill. [ sirens ] the gunshots broke out just after 1:00 p.m. when police say 20-year-old michael brandon hill a convicted felon, opened fire inside mcnair discovery learning academy in suburban atlanta. >> shooting scene, 2162 2nd avenue, at mcnair. >> hostage situation, there are shots being fired. >> reporter: authorities say he was armed with an ak-47 and other weapons and likely entered beh
-federal legislation sharply oun the rise during the obama -- sharply on the rise during the obama administration. mr. millhiser, get us started what kind of laws? guest: you have to go back to the early terrorist of the united states to understand what we are talking about so once upon a time we were 13 colonies and when we won the revolutionary war these were really 13 different countries. the supreme court was very aggressive about 100 years ago. there was a question of whether some things like social security would be constitutional. now you are seeing some states who are saying they want to go back on that deal when they made when they became a union. the states should be allowed to overrule federal laws they don't like. that's a serious problem. james madison at one point warned if we allow this it could bring an end to the union because if federal law isn't supreme and the constitution says it is the supreme law of the land, we aren't a union in meaningful sense. host: what laws are we talking about? guest: across a whole host of policy areas, whether it be health care, resistance to obamacare
appear closer to taking military action against syria. president obama talked with british prime minister david cameron on the phone about their options. both leaders expressed grave concern about the use of nerve gas last wednesday by the syrian government. in an attempt to gain international support the regime is accusing the rebels of using chemical weapons on soldiers. the government released video of what it calls is a rebel hideout loaded with explosives, gas masks and plastic jugs used to build bombs. chuck hagel discussed the crisis. he refused to discuss what military action president obama might take. but he did outline the factors that could determine the type of response. >> the facts, what our intelligence assessment produces, law, legal issues, international support. >> hagel will spend eight days in asia with stops in indonesia and the philippines. a new reuters poll shows almost 60% of americans do not want to get involved in syrias war. of those that do, 12% support air strikes. 1 1% supported enforcing a no fly zone. , 9% support funding a multinational innovation and 4%
. >>> developing news tonight. the obama administration is deciding whether or not to cut off aid to egypt in light of increasing violence in the country. topped a visiers met this afternoon to discuss the $1.5 billion military aid slated for egypt. a temporary hold has been put on delivery of some f-16 fighter jets. u.s. aid to egypt is under review following the deadly crack down of supporters of ousted president morsi. >> this government has made promises to transition back to a democratically elected civilian government. the violence has continued at least until the weekend and the early parts of the week are contrary to that promise. >> nearly 1,000 people have died in this last week. today, egyptian security forces arrested the top muslim brotherhood leader. >>> enrollment for obamacare kicks off in october, but many californians are still confused about the president's reforms. a new field poll shows none four state voters knows little or nothing about the affordable care act. it also found 53% of californians support overhaul bucking the national trend, but businesses are making changes to
. for "cbs this morning,," i'm charlie d'agata in cairo. >> in response to the violence, president obama dance ecanceled month's joint military exercise. >> the united states strongly condemns the steps taken by egypt's interim government and security forces. we deplore violence against civilians. we support universal rights essential to human dignity. including the right to peaceful protest. we oppose the pursuit of martial law which denies those rights to citizens under the principle that security trumps individual freedom or that might makes right. >> our clarissa ward is with us. she just returned from egypt where she spent nearly two months covering the political crisis. extraordinary to see the president yesterday make those comments. today is a day of rage in egypt. what's your big concern? >> well, obviously, the big concern is how can you pull back from the brink now? egypt was always a scene of security. egyptians were really bonded and united together by the spirit of togetherness. and now we're seeing that threatened. the very social fabric of this country is being torn apart
three to 67 under obama, with every major step she had to do something with the federal government? i found that insulting. we need to put out an alternative to that that will speak to women. the key is targeting these different segments and recognizing it is a different bloc. and meeting women where they are. use the technology that women are using. speaking to the professors and their peers and meet them where they are. >> on a similar front, at 23.da, you ran what you think could be done or what would be your device to give more young women to run for office? programs like this are important because they doingse people likekarin wonderful work, elected officials that are probably my age that are around in the country. it seems to me the most important thing for me is that somebody actively encourages someone to take that step as a young woman. ofause there have been rafts studies done about corporate involvement, all of these sectors. what they always say is with women, despite all things being equal -- they are qualified, intelligent, capable, accomplished -- we do tend to our qua
:45, we'll tell you what the obama administration says about the recent attacks. >> a small town in oklahoma is in mourning after the shooting death of an australian baseball player. friday residents gathered to remember christopher lane one week after he was gunned down while jogging. kim passoth has more. (music) >> reporter: it's been one week since "chris lane" was gunned-down in a drive-by shooting in duncan... lane was an exchange student from australia in duncan spending the week with his girlfriend koco's kim passoth was at the memorial and joins us live from duncan. kim - what a night. chris lane was shot just up the street from this elementary school and tonight the ceremony in his memory was held here. though the exchange student didn't grow up here and didn't live here - this town is grieving his death just as if he were one of their own. >> there's a peace i've come to know though my heart and flesh may fail. >> reporter: hundreds of people with lawn chairs australian flags and sorrow in their hearts gathered to reflect and remember a young man most had never met. >>
of oklahoma's message to president obama. in the wake of the tragedy. >> brian: lots of sunshine, with your full forecast, coming up. >> brian: it turned out to be a pretty nice day around the bay. for tonight, a mixture of clouds. this is a view from the bay bridge. the fog has moved into the inland valleys. most of those areas will be near livermore and towards the north bay. and the south- bay. sunshine. temperatures are going to be pretty nice. here is the satellite. most of this rain fell well to the north. with this tropical system over mexico. near arizona and utah. however some of these clouds are going to be impacting our skies. they will just decorate our sky. here is fog tracker at midnight tonight. it is pressing into the inland valleys. and we will watch these clouds clear relatively quickly. between seven and 10:00 a.m. some clearing and look for mostly clear. i think that we could have a good period of decent clearing. temperatures in the much of the south-bay. san jose, making it to 80 degrees. low 80s in san jose, evergreen the, the warmest places will be the east bay valle
world. president obama is scheduled to speak today about the terror alert. >>> in washington today the u.s. secretary of state john kerry and defense secretary chuck hagel will meet with their russian counterparts focusing in on the crisis in syria, arms role and missile defense. it could be awkward coming two days after the white house cancelled president obama as september meeting with russian president vladimir putin. >>> a south florida man went to police to confess to murdering his wife but even before he did that, he shocked his facebook friends by posting a picture of his wife's body online. and these are other photos posted earlier this week by 31- year-old derek medina before the killing. neighbors were wary of him. >> he walks around looking confused with a gun. he tried to be like the neighborhood watch guy. he is always there late night. and just always weird to me. always kind of looking around and trying to be a hero. >> a post on his facebook page indicates he killed her after she had punched him during an argument. >> newly recovered surveillance video shows the power of
bit later. >>> and there is a controversy at the state fair pap rodeo clown donned a president obama mask and then announcers openly mocked. well, residents and policies on both sides of the aisle are not happy. details on that. >>> breaking news near orlando this morning. a sinkhole causing a resort to partially collapse. our nbc affiliate is in orlando this morning. marina, good morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning. quite the scare for guests here. this resort is about 6 miles out from walt disneyworld. many of the guests coming back from the night after spending all day at the parks and once they got into their room they reported hearing popping noises, window shattering. emergency crews here in minutes and evacuating all 36 guest from two buildings affected by this sinkhole, and all of them accounted for and thankfully no injuries reported. the elevator was the first part to go once the ground gave way and about 3:00 this morning the west wing of one of the buildings also tearing away from the rest of the structure. >> what are you hearing from officials about
unpaid internship reached the white house. fair pay campaign is calling on president obama to pay white house interns hoping that move will inspire other employers. organizers say in the day of sky rocketing college costs working for free just isn't an option for a lot of struggling students. campaign has set up a petition on move on.org and it has more than 8,000 signatures. many :rgesses rely on unpaid interns giving students real world experience as they move through school. >> and with school starting back up this week for many students we have a timely story for all parents of children playing sports. nick smith has a look at how ucsf is working to help prevent head injuries and concussions among high school athletes. >> got the ball first looked up clipped my head on the tim pel. >> 18-year-old gary lee enjoys time open the court but head injury could have put an end to difficult of somewhating hoops. after days of having a headache he went looking for answer. >> the headache i got weren't the kind of headache you get when you have the flu. i felt sluggish and out of it all th
into custody at cairo airport. he was trying to take a flight to italy. the obama administration is still reviewing u.s. military aid and is denying reports that aid is secretly put on hold. president obama called a high level meeting to go over the issue. the u.s. is due to give egypt another $585 million of military aid by the end of september. >>> we're talking about the wildfire burning near yosemite. it's one of dozens across the west, burning from arizona to washington. the fires are taxing national resources. the cost of climbing the fires is now 100 billion of the year. one of the problem may be california's outdated approach to fire prevention. they say old methods of staging controlled burns are effective in staging, but the methods simply don't work on dry hillsides and canyon. >>> a private school is admitting it's not meeting certain standards. in a new report, it enrolled more students and it should have since the 2010, 2011 school year. it partially violated five permissions of a permit. the violations are outlined in a letter. it's being released to neighbors this week. >>
sent to president obama. they want him to get their authorization before taking military action against syria. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, dianne feinstein says she's received some intelligence about it. >> reporter: feinstein says she's believes the attack was by the assad regime and is strongly urging the united nations to condemn the regime. that's echoed by many in congress. without a united nations resolution, some argue the u.s. cannot take military action under military law. the resolution should wrap up tomorrow and their findings made public on saturday. this hour, the british government said the legal requirements to strike have been met. david cameron said the evidence that syria used chemical weapons last week is right before our eyes. the u.s. is upping its military presence in the mediterranean sea off the coast of syria to to prepare for a potential strike. and president assad said his country will defend itself. congressional leaders will get briefed via a phone conference scheduled for 3:00 pacific today. what we're learning about a poss
of headlines. how did president obama spend part of the night osama bin laden was killed? the surprising admission coming from a former aide. >>> and we've got a special thursday morning concert from jimmy buffet out on the plaza. yes, there are some parrot heads out there. i said it before. when i grow up, i want to live the life of jimmy buffet. >> i know. >> this guy's got it figured out. it just spells fun. >> take us to margaritaville. >> we'll have that concert in our 8:30 half hour and more ahead but first we'll take a look at your local news and weather. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] breathe easy in your home, get a two pack of filtrete micro allergen air filters for only 18 dollars at lowe's. to fly home for the big family reunion. you must be garth's father? hello. mother. mother! traveling is easy with the venture card because you can fly any airline anytime. two words. double miles! this guy can act. wanna play dodge rock? oh, you guys! and with double miles you can actually use, you never miss the fun. beard growing contest and go! ♪ i win! what's in your wallet? sthat is why
christians for helping to overthrow morsi's government. >>> president obama is enjoying his last few hours of vacation. he spent five hours on the links as he drove around in his own golf cart. larry david, the star of the tv show curb your enthusiasm. and the owner of the celtics. they ate a a harbor restaurants and they will fly back to washington tonight. >>> they will recall the mayor and it is underway. organizers collected significant for a recall petition this morning. they are planning to march and rally this afternoon. 16 women have accused him of harassment that relates to groping and unwanted advances. they have called on him to resign and he is refusing to step down. >>> they are examining the abouts ways to keep buildings standing when a major earthquake hits. from uc san diego, they used a table to determine if seismic retrofitting protects building. when they with stood the earthquake, the retro he fitting was removed and the building quickly collapsed. >> the main aspect of design is life safety and eninsuring it doesn't collapse. >> research ares say they tested different
. the report comes just weeks after president obama signed a law to restore lower interest rates on student loans. >>> as california students head back to school this week there are new concerns about how well anti bullying efforts are being monitored. >> drop the bags, drop the bags. >>> a new audit released today shows that california education officials have failed to evaluate anti bullying in schools. there's no data to note whether students are actually safer now. auditors did not even check in school safety laws have been implemented. that's disturbing to moms like charlene bryant who says her son had been bullied in the past. >> we need all the help we can get to help our kids in these schools. >> reporter: the office of the state superintendent acknowledges the parents concerns. >>> a landmark in public health reported today by bay area researchers. a simple five part program that doctors say is saving thousands of lives by controlling your blood pressure. new at 5:00, john fowler joins us live with how doctors say this program could help you live longer and healthier. john. >> abso
to stand down, katy. thank you very much. >>> now from power ball to politics. president obama is receiving support from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for his decision to cancel an upcoming summit with russian president vladimir putin. andrea mitchell has the latest on this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. president obama's relationship with vladimir putin was always frosty before edward snowden. now that snowden has been given asylum in russia, though, it's more like a deep freeze. this is not a match made in heaven. seen in what could charitably be called happier times, the obama/putin marriage could be headed for divorce or at least some serious counseling. >> there have been times where they flip back into cold war thinking and a cold war mentality. >> already divided over syria, putin asigh limb lum -- asylum for edward snowden was one insult too many. >> president obama could not be seen as going there hat in hand saying, after being rebuffed and having snowden refused to be turned over. >> getting tough with the american president plays well at home. appar
are meeting in washington today, coming after mr. obama canceled his one on one meeting with russian president vladimir putin. the meeting was called off after russia granted n sa leaker edward snowden asylum. >>> edward snowden's email service has mysteriously shut down. the email service creator says he opted to shut down the site after refusing a court order to let the feds spy on his customers. he plans to fight the u.s. government in court. about 350,000 customers use that site. >>> think that parking ticket is unfair? how one bay area city is making it harder to fight it now in court, coming up. >> and thieves go to great lengths to steal computers then just give them all back. wait until you see the apology notes that show their change of heart. and -- ♪[ music ] >> the sound of jazz is about to fill downtown san jose all weekend long from big bands to r&b. we're live with what's new at the weekend's big jazz fest. >> tell you what's new in the weather department. we have a warming trend but there's a lot of drizzle out there. we have the forecast looking all the way into next week co
of those who would qualify for insurance coverage or tax breaks under president obama's health care reforms, don't know they could possibly be covered. the survey questioned 12- hundred low income, uninsured voters who would qualify for coverage. it found many voters remain confused by the health overhaul. and slightly more than half either didn't know it or believed that they were not eligible. the confusion was broader for voters currently not covered by an employer or government program but who would qualify for tax credits when buying coverage. >> a quick break as the kron 4 morning news continues. we are watching traffic heavy in both directions. a complete update on weather, traffic, coming up right after the break. . it's great having at&t u-verse high speed internet. walter likes to download fix-it videos... and watch "boardwalk empire." it helps sam with his math... [ beeping ] ...and online gaming. and suze loves her smartphone for "social" studies... like video-chatting with sara. hi, ms. kelly. hi, sara. [ male announcer ] call at&t now to get the fastest internet for the price
the president will instead travel to sweden, and last night president obama said terrorists depend on us being terrorized, but we are going to live our lives. president obama made his first comments about the threat. >> it's significant enough that we are taking every precaution, and it's a reminder, that in all the significant steps we have made that this radical violent extremism is still out there, and we have to stay on top of it. >> we would not say whether the nsa surveillance programs tipped the u.s. off on it. >> i think the general rule is to snow common sense and use caution. >> what i say to them and what i say to president putin, is that's the past, you know, and we have got to think about the future. >> the president insisted he will attend the g-20 summit next month. >> if russia wants to uphold the olympic spirit, then every judgment should be made on the track or in the swimming pool or on the balance beam, and people's sexual orientation should have nothing to do with it. >> about hillary clinton. >> she had the post election glow, and two weeks later after leaving the white h
to the recent closures in the middle east. president obama will hold a news conference today where he is expected to address the growing tension with russia. chuck todd is at the white house with a preview. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. as you know it will be the first time we will hear from the president since the decision by the white house to snub vladimir putin in russia and not attend a summit there in moscow, and we will hear the president's explanation on that, and this is a press conference that should be all over the map, the end of the summer type of conference, if you will, and the president headed for vacation tomorrow for ten days in martha's vineyard, and you should expect questions all over the map, from health care to immigration, and it's a disappointing end of the summer for the president. three months ago he thought it would be a press conference where it would be a big success, signing an immigration reform bill, and that is not anywhere in sight, and he has the implementation of the health care, and it's a precarious position he is in as he hea
be alive inside an air pocket. >>> the rodeo clown who wore a president obama mask during a performance at the missouri state fair has been banned for life. fair officials say they're also reviewing their contract with the company that ran the event. the incident sparked outrage nationwide after video of the event went viral. spectators were asked if they wanted to see obama run down by a bull. fair officials did not release the identity of the clown. >>> sentencing is underway right now for former congressman jesse jackson jr. jackson pleaded guilty to stealing some $750,000 from his campaign fund. his wife sandra will also be sentenced this morning in washington, d.c. jackson is hoping the judge will consider giving him probation. >>> rising political story cory booker is one step closer to a u.s. senate seat this morning after winning the democratic primary tuesday night. the newark, new jersey, mayor will face off with republican steve lone began in an october special election. lone began is the former mayor of bogota, new jersey. >>> now to wall street and what is moving the market
president was scheduled to meet up with president obama later this week >> janet in houston for us, thank you. now to a dramatic scene that played out just across the scene from us at 30 rock. a cab crashed into a crowded sidewalk and severely injured a tourist. a woman that owes her life to a group of good samaritans including one you'll recognize dr. oz. kristen is at the scene of the accident and has the story. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. i'm around the corner from where you are. a street we all walk on every day. busy at any time of the day. the cab came up here barrelling on to the sidewalk and hit a cyclist and british tourist. she was here. her body ended up here and the cab ended up all the way here and it was her very first day here in new york. >> reporter: it took only an instant to turn the crowded summer street corner into a gruesome scene. >> he either gunned it or meant to hit the brake and hit the accelerator, but that cab took off. there was at least one woman standing on the sidewalk that got smashed. >>> diane green, a young british woman was thrown
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